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Neighborhood Politics

Another Chance to Stop the Glendale Biogas Project

ACCORDING TO LIZ - Head’s up!  The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Glendale City Council has changed. The purchase of equipment for the proposed Biogas Plant has been replaced by a bigger picture vote on when to close the Scholl Canyon dump. You can download the agenda here

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Political Party Preferences Play Heavily In LA Mayoral, CD-11 Races

CD11 FILE - In what is officially a non-partisan campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles as well as a seat on the LA City Council, the two Democratic progressives are making gains with voters and residents as they stress their democratic credentials in this race to succeed outgoing Mayor Eric Garcetti and the retiring Councilmember Mike Bonin.

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The Demise of Beacon Street And Beyond 

SOUTH PACIFIC AVE - When I first arrived in San Pedro, the local chamber of commerce celebrated the demolition of old Beacon Street with a federally-funded urban renewal project and the town came out and celebrated with a street party.

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Goodbye To My Muse, Ken Draper

THE EASTSIDER - I’ll never forget a LANCC meeting at LA City College, back in the early 2000’s. Ken Draper was there, handing out printed CityWatch newspapers.

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The State of the Homeless in LA County and LAHSA

THE EASTSIDER - This time we’re going to take a look at LAHSA (the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority), a joint City/County entity seeking to go beyond LA City’s interest in getting the homeless off the streets, and purporting to transition them into recentering society.

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CD 10: Merry-Go-Round. A Soap Opera

GUEST COMMENTARY - It all started in March of 2020 when Mark Ridley-Thomas couldn't gather enough votes to win in the primary election and was forced into a contentious runoff with attorney Grace Yoo.

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Three Stories, Nine Victims and a One-Hammer Councilman

GUEST COMMENTARY - Harbor Division Capt. Brent McGuire of the Los Angeles Police Department made the truest observation I heard throughout the entire July 26 town hall meeting about the Peck Park shooting two days earlier where two people were murdered.

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A Metaphor for Post-industrial America

IN RETROSPECT - In the boom years of San Pedro, from the tween years of the two world wars and the end of the war in Vietnam, South Pacific Avenue was the commercial corridor for this part of the LA Harbor Area.

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Metro and Sheriff Superior Court Hearing Over Warrant Served

SOUTH OF THE 10 - Attorneys representing the Sheriff’s department and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will go before a Superior court judge July 19 at 8:30 a.m. to meet and confer on a warrant served on Metro’s offices and those of the Inspector General.

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